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Carmina Shoes - Definitive Thread (reviews, advice, sizing, etc...)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by w.o.e.is.me., May 3, 2011.

  1. mrjester

    mrjester Well-Known Member

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    I feel you. I love the Uetam and the Simpson. If Simpson didn't fit me, not sure I would be a Carmina guy. It's the perfect last. Hopefully it works for you.
     
  2. NAMOR

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  3. NeedStyleHelp

    NeedStyleHelp Well-Known Member

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    I took the plunge and got the other black captoe in 7.5 uk. It was meant to be; my size, my last, great pricing and gf encouraged me to get it. God am I lucky to have such a supporting person [​IMG]
     
  4. coxaca

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    I just kopped the lucky last pair of these, in size 10 (normally I'm a 9.5 so there's a chance this will not work out for me).

    [​IMG]

    US$455 plus shipping. Exquisite shoes. Here's hoping they're not way too large.
     
  5. PorDucMan

    PorDucMan Well-Known Member

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    I'm in for this shoe in shell or calf. I have no interest in faux Russian calf (hatch-grain). Simpson last fits me perfectly. I like the looks of Rain; but, I'm thinking it might be too wide for me since it is EE width. Can they make Rain in an E-width?
     
  6. WiredandTired

    WiredandTired Well-Known Member

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    I've handed it off to Steve over @ Gentlemen's Footwear. Scroll up and you can click through to his affiliate thread. Unfortunately I'm @ the other end, need the width of the rain.
     
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  7. justinkapur

    justinkapur Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    This is the shortwing boot in saddle shell that Steve from Gentlemans footwear was talking about. I think this is pretty nutty.

    This is on the forest last and we talked about dainite soles possibly.

    If interested please PM myself or steveyoo1983
     
  8. stevent

    stevent Well-Known Member

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    In what color?
     
  9. justinkapur

    justinkapur Well-Known Member

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    Saddle shell
     
  10. Fiddler

    Fiddler Well-Known Member

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    Agree. This is probably the nicest pair from Carmina that I own. Simple is best. You will not be disappointed
     
  11. circumspice

    circumspice Well-Known Member

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    I am interested in doing dark brown hatch and simpson last. Would Carmina do the 2 eyelet ptb on simpson?
     
  12. mrjester

    mrjester Well-Known Member

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    I think we should wait and see what Steve is going to do. He's got you and me asking for one thing on one last, a few asking for another on another last with other leather, etc. Let's see what Steve tallies up. Too bad there's no poll option.
     
  13. Swede66

    Swede66 Well-Known Member

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    There was exactly the same boot as a MTO last Autumn. 16 participants then, so 27 total on this jumper boot.
     
  14. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Well-Known Member

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    The original back in October was this one:

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    The recent MTO will be almost exactly the same but in a dark brown shell like this:

    [​IMG]
     
  15. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Well-Known Member

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    My only Carmina footwear: [​IMG] However, still thinking about loafers... anyone have pics of shoes in natural calf color in real life?
     
  16. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Well-Known Member

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    Interesting, I just checked out that Yanko thread. Maybe if these Simpson captoes don't work for me I will give those a try.
    That price is absolutely insane for brand new cordovan shoes. I hope they work out for you!
     
  17. Joshua Lee

    Joshua Lee Well-Known Member

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    How would people feel about a green shell wingtip boot?
    (Added 2 pics to try and capture the true color)
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  18. Junior

    Junior Well-Known Member

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    Got a package from Betty this week [​IMG]

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    The fit was great [​IMG]

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    However, they are going back to Spain since I had ordered boots with rubber sole [​IMG]
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  19. coxaca

    coxaca Well-Known Member

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    Yep, here's hoping. Should get them in the mail next week.
     
  20. fiestaplatypus

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    Didn't Epaulet just run something like this a few weeks ago?
     

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